JONESVILLE — Mr. Danny Thomas “Plug” Prather, 61, husband of Sheila Allen Prather, 1478 Gaffney Highway, Jonesville, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2012.
Mr. Prather was born in Union, Oct. 14, 1950, a son of Wilhelmina Howell “Willie” Kirby of Union and the late Stead Emerson Prather. He was a retired roofer and loved working on cars. Mr. Prather was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are a son, Patrick Shane Thompson of the home and a daughter, Brittany Thompson of Gaffney; other sons and daughters, Sandy Gilikison of Union, Adrien Fawn Taylor of Winston Salem; Daniel Emerson Prather and Michael Shane Prather, both of Charlotte; two sisters, Sara Manis and Shirley Pauline Heinz and husband Steven, all of Union; a brother, Michael Kirby of Polk Co., NC; two grandchildren, Katelyn Thompson and Emily Marie Leann Bryant, both reared in the home and three other grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; special friends Vickie Briggs and Reuben Greene, both of Union.
Mr. Prather was predeceased by a brother, Ernest Kent “Kenny” Kirby.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Chapel conducted by Rev. Randy Smith. Burial will be in the Pacolet United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Fletcher Roberts, Jamie Babb, David Babb, Michael Bryant, Reuben Greene, and Greg Davis.
The following are asked to assemble at the funeral home Tuesday at 2:45 to form the honorary escort: Dean Brown, Clifford Brown and J.T. Gregory.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. Monday evening at the S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Danny Thomas “Plug” Prather Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 293, Union, SC 29379.
The family will be at the home of his sister, Shirley Pauline and Steven Heinz, 102 Fant Lane, Union.
The S.R. Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc.